Should we go see a doctor before consulting an osteopath?
No. The osteopath is a first line health and medical profession. Therefore, an osteopath does not enjoin prescription. He is entitled to a diagnosis of exclusion, however will refer a patient who do not fall within its field of competence to a GP or a specialist.
Does the osteopath will "crack or pop" your joints ?
No. During the consultation, the osteopath will use several techniques to adapt with the patient's age and background .
What is the difference between a physiotherapist, an osteopath and a chiropractor?
They are all complementary but totally different in the same time.
A Physiotherapist works on medical prescription and his is responsible for the rehabilitation of person suffering from various injuries due to accidents, paralysis, neurological disorders and respiratory difficulties. The patient will make a series of movements with or without equipment that monitors or corrects performance. A physiotherapist can also practice massages designed to relieve pain.
A Chiropractor focuses by manipulating the structural backbone in order to restore the flow of the nervous system allowing self-regulation. It s a science that considers the spine as a reflection of the condition.
An Osteopath approaches the patient as a whole by researching and analyzing background that could be the reason of an injury. Ankle problem can lead to back pain as well as a traumatic events like a ski injuries that could lead to a coccyx fracture in.
When the majority of people consult an osteopath for spinal problems, they could also consult for other reason concerning the ENT are, pain du to sprains, neurologic but also digestive problems or migraine. Indeed the scope of the osteopath included joint malfunction, visceral and cranial.
All those professions are closely related, your physiotherapist may refer you to an osteopath and vice-versa.
When can a mother bring their baby to an osteopath?
A baby can come for a consultation in the early days. Indeed, childbirth is a traumatic event for the baby, so do not hesitate to come for a visit event without apparent symptoms. Prevention is the best treatment.
For infants younger than 6 months, it is necessary to provide a medical certificate of non-cons osteopathy ( certificate issued by the general practitioner or pediatrician).
How will you feel after an osteopathy session?
Generally, relief appears fast after the first consultation. For some injuries, a meeting may also be sufficient to eliminate pain or malfunction genes.
For general mechanical problems, it might take a little more time in order for your body to settle.
Chronicity of these disorders makes the results of the first meeting less "miraculous". Two to four sessions may be necessary to relieve the patient.
However, an improvement will be felt after each by the patient after each session.
"I have osteoarthritis, how can an osteopath help?"
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder of the articular cartilage. Osteopathic treatment of osteoarthritis can limit the stiffness and reduce associated pain.
What is behind the sound or feeling of "cracking joint" that can be heard during an osteopathic session?
It s a perfectly normal sound or feeling that will occur while performing a "cavitation" after/during a set of pressure within the joint that results to a breakdown of gas or bubble.
Can osteopathy relieve stress?
Yes. Stress is a result of a neuro-hormonal disproportion. An osteopath can regulate by stimulation the sympathetic nervous system and the hormonal balance chains. Morever, anxiety, distress, aggression and/or depression will be improved and even disappear once the patient will be abel to absorb and manage the causes of his condition and control his stress.
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